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The Slow Regard of Silent Things Review

November 23, 2014 4:06 pm0 comments
The Slow Regard of Silent Things Review

The Slow Regard of Silent Things by Patrick Rothfuss is a gentle and slow-moving novella with a certain lack of action. In this regard, it could easily be placed on a ‘nothing-happens’ shelf beside  Beckett’s Waiting for Godot and Proust’s Swan’s Way: In Search of Lost Time. A second similarity […]

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From Behind the Velvet Curtain: Notes from a Literary Festival

November 5, 2014 9:01 am0 comments
David Nicholls

Not many words fill us with such good feeling as the word ‘Festival’. A bubble that exists beyond the pressures and cold facts of everyday existence that can so often hang heavy upon our tired and tender shoulders. After the glory years of music festivals, I spent the summer helping […]

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Review: Blood Meridian by Cormac McCarthy

August 8, 2014 9:15 am0 comments
Review: Blood Meridian by Cormac McCarthy

Cormac McCarthy is known for three things above all others: Choppy, simple sentences punctuated with the occasional flowing, complex sentence about war and its relationship with the human soul. Characters that straddle the line between ultrarealistic and horrifying, His obsession with the American West and how it relates to man’s […]

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When You Fall – A Fangirl Book Review

August 1, 2014 1:21 pm0 comments
When You Fall – A Fangirl Book Review

Coming straight from the imagination of the New York Times Bestseller Eleanor and Park, Fangirl is a new age coming of age story that perfectly encapsulates first love, moving on and most importantly, fanfiction. Cath and Wren are identical twins venturing into the world of university, introducing boys, drinking and […]

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Books, Film and TV

June 26, 2014 9:00 am0 comments
Books, Film and TV

In today’s world the absence of the popularity of the written word, as compared to the prominence of the visual media, is striking. As an avid reader myself, upon recommending a book to my friends, I often receive the response of  “oh, I don’t read” or something similar to “I […]

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Does The Kindle Spell The End For Books In Print?

June 15, 2014 9:00 am0 comments
Does The Kindle Spell The End For Books In Print?

The ever-growing kindle popularity proves a threat to bookstores and libraries alike but will Amazon’s nifty little product fully eradicate the leather-bound books we have grown to know and love? While I was researching this impediment I discovered e-book revenue alone accounts for 17.5% of Penguin’s global revenue. I also […]

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The Greatness of Humans – A Book Thief Review

June 6, 2014 2:01 pm0 comments
The Greatness of Humans – A Book Thief Review

Highly acclaimed war novels would include War and Peace constructed by the brilliant Leo Tolstoy and All Quiet on the Western Front  by Erich Maria Remarque, however I’m firmly petitioning for the added addition of the The Book Thief by Markus Zusak to this invisible cannon. The novel is narrated by Death, a small-what cheerful, […]

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Khaled Hosseini: A Gifted Writer

May 11, 2014 10:18 am0 comments
Khaled Hosseini: A Gifted Writer

Like a good scotch or whisky, Khaled Hosseini gets better with age. With the publication of And The Mountains Echoed, Hosseini has now published three books. His first book, The Kite Runner was adapted both into a film and a graphic novel (the latter by Hosseini himself), It follows the […]

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